San Diego, California 92120, United States

Mistakes Welcome

Expressive Art Studio


Ann Davis

About Me

 Ann  holds a Master’s of Public Health degree from Columbia University.  She  spent the first twenty years of her professional career as a community  organizer.  Ann was formally introduced to the arts in 2012 while living  in Hawaii.   In 2017 she completed her Master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy  (with a focus on peace building and conflict transformation) from the  Expressive Arts Institute San Diego and European Graduate School in Saas  Fee, Switzerland.  It was here that Ann first experienced the healing  and transformative capabilities of the arts.  Ann is passionate about  sharing these gifts with others. 

 Ann  graduated from Arts for Learning Teaching Artist Institute in January  2015, after which she became one of their resident teaching artists.    Ann is deeply committed to arts integration in our schools and believes  wholeheartedly that art helps us to make sense of our world.  The arts  provide an opportunity for self-exploration and expression where one  might not otherwise exist.  

 Ann considers herself a process-based visual artist. She is an abstract intuitive  painter. Ask any of Ann’s students and they will tell you that in her  classroom the most important rule is: MISTAKES WELCOME! The freedom to  make mistakes and opportunity to reflect on and learn from them is the  basis of intellectual growth.  Ann strongly believes that we are all  artists, and it is an honor for her to nurture the creativity that lives  within each of her students. Ann aims to provide her students with  opportunities to discover, to wonder, to play, to engage their senses,  to be human to make mistakes, and to fuel their own imagination as they  proclaim, “I AM AN ARTIST”!Learn more at


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Mistakes Welcome

(619) 208-2451


Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed